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UNFPA Country Rep Calls For Halt To Teenage Pregnancy
By Calvin Brooks, LINA

MONROVIA, July 11 (LINA) -The Country Representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Dr. Oluremi Sogunro, says issues regarding girls in Liberia need serious attention from policy makers and stakeholders to address teenage pregnancy.

Dr. Sogunro noted that Liberia is among eight countries around the world that have the highest rates of teenage pregnancy, noting that this should not be taken for granted, and that appropriate action should be taken to prevent teenage pregnancy in Liberia.

The UNFPA boss made the statement Monday at a program marking World Population Day held on the University of Liberia main campus on Capitol Hill in Monrovia.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Julia Duncan Cassel, has disclosed that the ministry is working along with partners to address issues confronting girls and boys in the society.

Minister Cassel noted that education is the foundation for girls’ development and that this must be given priority in the formulation of girls’ programs across the country.

She stressed that boys should also assist girls in school positively to enhance their academic potential which will tremendously contribute towards building a vibrant nation for all.

In remarks, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Charles N’tow, said investing in teenage girls will require the commitment of the girls, families and communities to make use of available opportunities in the society.

Minister N’tow indicated that parents should be willing to take advantage of needed programs to educate teenage girls, rather than engaging them in early marriage which, he noted, is undermining the potential of girls in the country.


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